with my republican colleagues to hear their stories of how medicare has impacted their lives, to work with them, to strengthen medicare, to make sure it is there, not only today but it is there for the next generation. and that it is stronger. and we can do this. we know how to do it. and over the coming weeks and the coming months, as we address our challenges, you know, i'll be coming to this this floor to share those stories -- coming to this floor to share those stories and those ideas of how we move forward as a nation, how we move forward as americans, making sure we honor the promise that we've made, that after a lifetime of work, after a lifetime paying into a system , that our parents and grandparents, that our seniors can get the care that they need. and with that, mr. speaker, i'll yield back the balance of my time to the chair. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back.